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Upright Late Harvest (Batch 1)

Formerly brewed at Upright Brewing
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Portland, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Late Harvest is a Pinot Noir barrel-aged farmhouse-brown ale brewed with spices. Itís tart yet balanced profile has elements of beer, wine and Italian-style bitters.
Hops: magnum
Malts: organic pale, caramel, aromatic
Unmalted: black barley, rolled barley
Also: grains of paradise, pomegranate seeds, Tasmanian peppercorns
Yeasts: French saison
7% abv

(This batch is bottled in green glass)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (12985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at the Funky 7, in Brooklyn. Batch 1, 2010. Pours amber-brown with a small, off-white head. Vinous aroma, tart and lightly spicy. Very sour flavor, lightly sweet, some herbs and malts. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Tart finish, some sour fruits and faint earthiness. Very good, dynamic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11901) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours dark copper with a transient beige head. Slightly sour red berry aroma. Smells like a really smooth Bon Chien. Med + body. Flovor is moderate woody/ sour red berry. Plus pomegranate. Tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2012
shared by jtc-750 bottle-pours murky amber with a light tan head. Aroma is white grape, wood, medium malt. Taste is medium malt-roasty, white grape-vinuous, wood, slight vinegar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Late Harvest
Date: September 16, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet aroma, fruity esters, chocolate, spices
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, fruity barrel tartness, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9982) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle shared at my house. Pours brown with tan head. Nose/taste of peppercorns, caramel, vinous pinot noir notes, orange peel and oak. Well balanced vinegary tartness that compliments and doesnít overpower. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
750ml bottle. Batch 1. Poured a hazy deep amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Woody, fruity, some toastiness, and cherries. Tastes of cherries, vinous, fruity, light vinegar, and citrus. Light tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle at Volo. Pours dark with lots of lace. Signficantly tart, even sour to the person sharing the bottle. A saison only in the broadest of terms,an one of a kind. Yeasty and peppery aroma. I found the mouthfeel smooth. Not for everyone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8381) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2010
750ml bottle. browned bronze body, small off-white head. spice cabinet nose presents pumpkin and nutmeg (most likely coming from the saison yeast playing with the barley) with the woody/herbal/earthy quality of the grains of paradise present at medium strength (itís certainly one of the few grains of paradise beers I enjoy right off the bat). medium- body, slight wateriness, but medium- to medium acidity adds a quenching character that saves it (I can see now that these upright bottles may not be fully developed at the time of release, and found that 6-9 months seems to be the sweet spot, esp. for the gose). medium dry finish, light woody spiced finish, mild to medium- peppercorn character (wouldnít have guessed but Iím pretty suggestible). pinot character is non-existent, only the oak is noticeable. suffers from poor body structure/slow bottle conditioning, but should be there in a few more months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
My Bottom Line :
This dryish Sour Ale promotes cranberries and sour cherries on a bed of biscuity cereals, a whole slowly moving into diplomatic tartness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam sits atop the shiny mahogany.
-The soft but effervescent carbonation is rather pleasant.
-Citrusy fruitiness emanates from the tartness.
-This is not one of those bold Sour Ales weíve gotten used to. Itís a beautiful introduction to these flavors, even if itís complexity might be lacking.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
2011-01-28. Lightly hazy dark brown body with a modest foamy tan head fades. 3+ Flavour is pleasantly fruity, lightly tannic, light acidity grows as it warms up, light woody dryness in the finish. 7+ Aroma is lightly woody, vinous fruity character. 7+ Smooth average palate is lightly carbonated and has a wine like mouthfeel. 3+ Enjoyable. Bottle at Volo, Toronto

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